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The kepi was the traditional cap not only of Union soldiers, but also of some Union officers as well! This 'bummers cap', as it was affectionately called, has all the form of a typical Union kepi, while also featuring details fit for an officer. This Union Infantry Officer's Kepi is made from 100 percent quality wool and has a dark blue color that perfectly matches the hue of a typical Union soldier's uniform. It features a traditional leather visor, as well as a chin strap, a sweat band, and a silk lining for added comfort. It also features appropriate brass buttons as added decoration. Unlike the typical Union soldier's kepi, which was usually plain or adorned only with a unit insignia, this kepi features posh braided designs in yellow-gold that adorn the surface of the hat, giving it a look that immediately sets it apart from a typical soldier's cap.
Includes: Historic hat worn by union officers, made from 100 percent blue wool fabric. Features a leather visor with an inside silk lining, chin strap, and sweat band finished with attractive gold officer Braiding.
The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy. Among the 34 states as of January 1861, seven Southern slave states individually declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, known as the "Confederacy" or the "South".
Both the Union and Confederate armies, navies and United States Marine Corp issued hats to both officers and enlisted men and were essentially the same in appearance. The main difference would be the gray color for the CSA and blue for the US Army. Insignia, braid, etc. separate the enlisted and officer ranks.